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Hiking Spots To Check Out As The Fall Foliage Rolls In

Oct 24, 2023 03:20PM ● By Aimee Vollmann
During the fall, Vermont and New Hampshire are certainly the places to be for fall festivities, and what better way to enjoy the fall than going on a hike to see the beautiful fall foliage. The two states are both filled with wonderful places to hike, so here are a few around the Upper Valley area that you and your family and friends can enjoy.

If you are looking for easy to moderate hiking trails, there are a few that are good and allow dogs as well. Gile Mountain in Norwich, VT, is a popular, easy 1.6-mile hike that is known for its great sunrise and sunset views. Holt’s Ledge via the Appalachian Trail in Lyme, NH is a 3.4-mile out-and-back trail that has great fall foliage views. In Woodstock, VT, Mount Peg is a 1.3-mile loop trail that provides a wonderful view of the town of Woodstock. Another great easy trail is the Paradise Park Loop in Windsor, VT. It’s a 2.8-mile trail with ponds, streams, and Lake Runnemede, which reflects the fall foliage giving a beautiful setting.

If you’re looking for moderate to harder trails, Cardigan Mountain offers trails that bring you to the peak of the mountain, overlooking Orange and Canaan, NH. Mount Moosilauke via the Gorge Brook Trail is a 7-mile out-and-back trail that brings you to wonderful views of the White Mountains at the top. Any of the White Mountain trails themselves are great as well, but definitely more on the challenging side. Vermont and New Hampshire are filled with many, many trails with stunning views. Anywhere you go, you’ll be sure to find rewarding picturesque views. 

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